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   Mediator Robert J. Kaplan Has Over 30,000 Hours In The "Mediation Cockpit".    
Mr. Kaplan has mediated 1000's of cases resulting
in settlements ranging from 6 figures to 9 figures.
He is often asked to mediate a wide array of  
High Profile, Exceptionally Complex, Very Emotional
and Extreme High Stakes cases -- many of which 
are the mediation equivalent of
Examples include:
  • The Department of Justice’s largest ever ‘Housing Discrimination’ case brought against former L.A. Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling


  • $250 million settlement and $100 million settlement of 2 class actions involving sale of annuities to seniors


  • $17.5 million settlement of auto accident resulting in 82 year old man being rendered a quadriplegic


  • $10 million settlement in whistleblower retaliation case against one of the largest public education institutions in the country


  • $70 million settlement of major professional liability claim


  • $10 million settlement in case brought by the L.A. City Attorney against major banks involving conflict over foreclosed properties


  • Numerous settlements arising out of the largest roadway-tunnel mass collision in California history (the ‘In re I-5 litigation’)

  • $12.5 million settlement in a hybrid legal malpractice & insurance "bad faith" case


  • $180 million settlement arising out of the 2007 San Diego wildfires


  • $22.5 million settlement in brain damage case in Nevada


  • $60 million settlement paid by 2 insurance carriers in connection with judgment obtained against the municipality they insured


  • $5.9 million settlement in Civil Rights action against a major city in California arising from policeman convicted of sex crimes while on duty


  • $15 million settlement in a $15,000 Policy Limit "Lid-Off" case

  • $18 million settlement against a major city in California arising from a death and catastrophic injury case


  • $185 million pregnancy discrimination verdict, settled for confidential amount


  • $16.25 million settlement of environmental claims brought by approximately 1 dozen plaintiffs against a major utility


  • $62 million settlement arising out of 8 people killed in one of the deadliest turnpike collisions in Oklahoma

  • Confidential settlements in 5 wrongful death cases arising out of a midair collision 

  • Confidential settlement in a hybrid entertainment/coverage matter involving 1 of the most famous basketball players in NBA history  

Mr. Kaplan has also mediated scores of cases that started off with -- per the defense -- "astronomical" opening demands, that he was able to settle for small fractions of those demands. 

Covid/Zoom Update: Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Mr. Kaplan has done hundreds of Zoom mediations.  In addition to settling numerous 6 and 7 figure cases, he has also achieved the following 8 and 9 figure settlements on catastrophic injury, wrongful death, professional liability, unfair competition, class action, sex abuse and insurance cases --  ALL via Zoom mediations: $120 million; $45 million; $40 million; $39.5 million; $35 million; $34.75 million; $31.675 million; $23.75 million; $20 million (on 2 separate cases); $19.85 million; $18 million; $17.5 million; $17.25 million (on 2 separate cases); $17 million; $16 million; $15 million; $12.75 million; $12.5 million; $11.75 million; $11.5 million; $11.25 million and $10 million (on 3 separate cases). 



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